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Common Name: sweet alyssum
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Zone: 10 to 11
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to October
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Annual
Flower: Showy, Fragrant

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where it is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. It is typically grown as an annual north of USDA Zone 10. It has good tolerance for high summer temperatures, but appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot weather. Plants consume much moisture and prefer moist soils. Water regularly (hanging baskets should be watered once per day in hot weather). Plants also appreciate regular fertilization. This patented plant is sterile and does not produce seed. Set purchased plants out just before last frost date.

For more information visit: Missouri Botanical Garden